tie rod replacement ?s
I recently took my '87 260E (61k mi) o my indy and found that the vibration I get is from worn out tie rod bushings. He used a large plier to verify that there is some movement/play.
He said the following needs replacing:
tie rod assemblies (left, right & center <AKA drag link>)
idler arm bushings (all from a kit)
Should I replace other bushings/parts while I'm at it that could be contributing to vibration?
I have a pretty good idea how to go about replacing the items listed, but not quite sure how to separate and refit the ball-joints on the rod ends. I have the MB CD but that isn't very user friendly.
What tools will I need for the separation? MB tie rod separator or one from Kragen <2 tined fork type wedge>?
and refit? some kind of compression tool?
'87 W124 260E (DD)
98K orig. mi. @7/15
CLK 7-Spoke Forged Wheels
Neuspeed springs/Bilstein Sport
4/3 bump (F/R)
'97 993 Carrera
106K orig. mi.
Always driven like it's stolen